Cynosure Comics

Info about comics and graphic novels of Chris Navel

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

WebComic Fury #2

Just released: WebComic Fury Digital Magazine & Journal, featuring an exclusive interview with Nate Piekos, mastermind of and creator of Atland, also an interview with webcomic creators J & J Maillet, authors of The Other Grey Meat, a review of Kristy Kuechenmeister's Wake the Sleepers, and a logo-making tutorial from the author of Obscurat. Cover drawing by Teh-Lady-Randomness, author of Daily Doodle. Click here to download the 2.2 MB PDF.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Space Brothers Going Online

Faux 1941 Space Brothers
Here's a real treat, Space Brothers is now going online. It's a throwback to another era, an homage to Basil Wolverton's Spacehawk, with a nod to Alex Raymond's Flash Gordon and Philip Nowlan's Buck Rogers. Featuring two brothers named Damon and Pythias who work as interplanetary patrolmen, Space Brothers features sci-fi danger and adventure in retro style. This originally appeared in Cynosure #0 as a black & white backup feature, and I'll be slowly uploading newly colored panels when I can. I'm experimenting with creating an old faded comic book effect on the new pages. Space Brothers is a pleasure to write and draw, so hopefully some of that delight will transmit to the reader. ► Click here to read it, at

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Read Robotwin the Comicstrip

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If you like your androids, cyborgs and robots with a dash of humor, check out Robotwin, an online black & white comicstrip about a boy and his twin robot. Set in a not-to-distant future where just about everyone has a robot, and just about everything is imbued with artificial intelligence, Robotwin is a light-hearted look at what it means to be human both now and after the so-called singularity, with robot science newsfeeds and prize alerts.

Read Robotwin, then like it and share it!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Now Get Cynosure T-Shirts!

Awesome Cynosure Comics t-shirts are now available. I like the way the gray alien invades the Cynosure Comics logo and you have to decode what it says. This design probably won't last forever because I'm planning on changing it soon. So, if you like it and wanna sport this shirt, don't miss your chance to get one now!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Cynosure chapter zero is now fully online at This is the first time it's ever been online so now's your chance to begin the adventure. It's a challenge to make standard-size comicbooks readable in a web browser, but hopefully you won't have any trouble. In print, this chapter originally appeared in Cynosure #0 with a cover price of $1.95. I still have copies and I'll continue to make it available at that price from here, plus I'll sign it for ya. In case you want to buy the whole set at a discount, you can hop on over to New Dimension Comics where they have a 4 issue Cynosure set for only 5 bucks (plus shipping)!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

After re-coloring this cover from Cynosure #1 on the computer, I think it looks much more like a mainstream comicbook. Cave drawings are still more elegant, but I think I managed to make a nice flowing design here. The eye circles around and around the page as it follows the lines of action, dips down into the V-shape of the two struggling arms, down to the tip of that blade and jumps back up. The UFO seems to nearly blend in with sky, but at it's center, the yellow energy emission looks like a glowing eye, echoed in a subliminal circular shadow in the pavement. Perhaps this comicbook is alive with some alien intelligence, observing you as you absorb its haunting coded message.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Cynosure #1 on eBay!

Cynosure Comics cover number oneAfter stumbling on this eBay auction for Cynosure #1, I saw the cover (done in 1994) with new eyes and was surprised by how odd it looks. I recall wanting to give it the feel of a children's book illustration by using colored pencils and markers. Compared to the slick computer-colored stuff out there today, it seems as ancient as a cave drawing.

Check out Mile High Comics's eBay store as well as the awesome Mile High website -- if they've got copies of Cynosure, they're cool beyond words.